Monday, December 5, 2011

Informative Speech

The greatest love story ever told with the most perfect man ever known.
The King of everything is who He is; stronger and more powerful than
every other.
He is love, and He shows it completely and unconditionally to YOU.
He is joy, and He makes you this way every second that you're with Him.
He is peace, and when you're with Him, you are supernaturally calmed.
He is patience, and even though you constantly break His heart, He comforts you.
He is kindness, and everyone who is with Him becomes better.
He is healer, and everyone who calls His name is healed.
He is all these things and more.
Yet, in all His glory, He came - entrance, flawless - to in order to
save you from death.
He couldn't stand the thought of being away from you for a single
minute - He had to come for you.
He kept quiet as He grew up, waiting, longing to be with you.
He ran to the aid of everyone who called to Him, because His love for
you reaches to the skies.
He was perfect in every way, every day in order to remove all of the
separation that exists between you and Him.
People hated Him, and mocked Him because of His undying love for you.
They were so disgusted by this Lover that they wanted to kill Him.
This man that has given everything He has for you - they wanted to
kill Him - because of you.
They seized Him and locked Him up because even in the face of death -
He refused to deny His all-consuming love for you.
The cuffs dug in to His wrists and bruises formed as He was accused of
hatred and blasphemy - all because He refused to deny His love for
The people wanted to flog Him; they wanted him to be tortured, because of you.
So they dragged him over to the stump and had his clothes ripped from
Him. Suddenly, razors sliced into his back and ripped out. Again,
blades dug into his back. Again. Again. Again. Red liquid spewed
everywhere. Blood poured out in rivers from His back. They beat Him
for hours and as His blood poured from His body - He looked over,
gazed in to your eyes and said, "This is for you, beautiful one."
because He needed you to know.
He was torn from the post and clothed in purple to be mocked. The
soldiers spat in his face. The blood soaked the cloth. He could hardly
move as they thrust hateful words to Him. He then glanced over, gazed
at you, and said, "This is for you, my love."
The soldiers twisted thorns into a crown and shoved it into His head.
As the thorns dug into His skull, streams of scarlet ran into His
eyes. In His mouth, the taste of iron as the blood poured in. At this
moment, He endured and kept silent, knowing that you are worth it.
But the people weren't satisfied. They wanted Him to die. Suffering
wasn't enough - death is the only thing that would have appeased their
As the crowd cries out, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him! Liar! Thief!" He
scans the crowd, and who does he see in the middle of it all? You. The
one who He is suffering for; the one who He is dying for, chanting
along side of them.
And He looked you straight in your hateful eyes and said, "I'm doing
this for you my love, because you do not know, yet, but you will. I'm
waiting for you."
He carried the heaviest wooden posts to His death place, though He
could barely walk. With every step, the cumbrous cross pushed into the
gaping wounds on his back from the previous lashing. Dirt flew into
them as He grimaced in pain. As the dirt burned, He could have ended
it all, but He had to make sure you realized just how much He loved
you. He was willing to give up everything He had to be with you.
Once He made it up the hill, you saw nails being driven into his
hands. With each pound, blood spewed and the hole grew. This perfect
Savior received an agonizing, massive nail into his feet. It pierced
each and every bone and vein. Then they stood Him up with ropes, as
was custom, and dropped Him into the hole. Shrieks and shouts came
from all around at the sight. And as blood dripped down and the man
who was guilty of absolutely nothing but loving you, dangled there.
With nearly all the clothes stripped from Him, He glanced over, gazed
you, and said, "This is for you, beautiful."
Hours passed as He hung there - like a stocking on a hook. And in the
last second, the man who held all glory and all power to do whatever
He wished, hung there, in unbearable pain, loving you - The one who
mocked Him, the one who laughed at Him, the one who spat in His face,
the one who called Him a liar, the one who hated Him, the one who
wanted His pain and death.
This is Jesus, and He is waiting for you with open arms, beckoning you
to come rest in His love.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Her Life, a Song, and I'm Still Singing

A whisper of the wind, yet You still know my name;
a toss of the waves, yet you call me the same.
Dust from the ground, yet you count every hair;
dust I'll return, yet you take up every care.
So this care I cry out, in mourning and in pain;
I cry onto you, for your peace to fall like rain.
I know right now I'm hurting, but you know this so much more;
right now, I'm in yearning, but your love's my solid shore.
Now I'll stand upon your beach, in which the grains are known;
I'll stand for now, knowing, it's her soul in which you own.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Cry in the Bed

Why does it seem like I can't see you?
Why does my flesh block the view?
I cry out in the desert, I cry out in the spring.
God, oh God. Take me on your wing.
Because we all know I'm a mortal with nothing of my own;
we all know I'm a sinner, yet you called me home.
I don't understand your plan, but I know it's worth, worth every tear
because you, oh King, take away every fear.
Of not finding a husband, not finding your plan;
Lord, oh Lord, you hold me in Your hand.
For now I will sit, waiting for You
Because God of all, it's You in whom
I find my peace, my resting place
my identity, my saving grace,
and God tonight, with no one here;
I rest and know that you are near.

Monday, November 7, 2011

All Glory

No words on a page could convey,
this longing I feel today.
I want to reflect your truth,
regardless of my blatant youth.
Your name is worth my all,
now I choose to answer the call.
The call to be greater than this,
to exemplify Your beauty and dismiss
all the lies the enemy mentions
as he tries to instill apprehensions.
To display your glory completely,
and in no way do discreetly
is my passion and desire
for You, oh King, my fire.
May my life exalt Your name,
for Your the lamb without the tame -
Your death expounded roars
with the power fully Yours,
in this way, You're a lion,
but You're gentle, as in Zion.
Oh majestic, shining Light,
how I long to be so bright -
so full glory goes back to You
and all else fades out of view.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

God Loves YOU

And guess what? It's that Sunday school love!! Isn't that great?! Yes, because despite the claim people make that God doesn't love you that way, He does! He loves you the same then as He does now - unconditionally, irreversibly, constantly. When you were blameless, He loved you. When you were in the middle of your deepest, most secret sin, He loved you. When you were surrounded by people who were complimenting you, He loved you. When you were wiping tears from your eyes in your bedroom all alone, He loved you.

You think, "That's super. I get it; God loves me just like they told me in Sunday school.
Yadda, yadda." Let me tell you something about the way He loves you. He loved you so much that He knit you together in the womb! The God of the universe chose to spend the time weaving the needles in and out in order to create an entire, beautiful product. He started with yarn and ended with a masterpiece. Knitting is one continuous strand, "Why?" because He wanted every part of you. Every part of you was in the strand - no one part is meant to be missing. Each part of the strand was necessary in order to complete the whole.
He not only knit you - the WHOLE you - into being, but He made you in
His image. He physically made you as closely as possible to Himself in order for you to spiritually be able to draw as closely as possible to Him. He wanted to knit into you a gold strand, that being Himself, so that His word was written on your heart and that you could give Him glory simply by standing.
This creation that He knit and made into His image was wonderfully made. YOU were WONDERFULLY made! This word wonderfully in Psalm 139:14 in
nifleiti in Hebrew. It means to be separated or distinct. He made you to stand out. Why do you think all human beings crave that? He made us this way; it is in our DNA (Dead, Now Acclaimed) desire! This word also means show marvelous. You show marvel to God. The way you were made shows His glory.

That's not all. God made you in
His entire splendor, but He wasn't ok with seeing you suffer. He wasn't ok with you being separated from Him. He HAD to come to be with you! "Why?" because He loves you. John 3:16 exclaims that "God so loved the world". This word, world, in the Greek is kosmos. One of the meanings of this word is adornment. Adornment means something that adds attractiveness. God so loved the one who adds attractiveness to all. God so loved you - for you add attractiveness to all. For you, He sent His son, Jesus Christ for the specific reason to die; to die for you, because you are worth it to Him.
Jesus was
shackled and beaten as He was taken to Pontius Pilate. As the cuffs dug into his wrists and bruises formed, He glanced over, gazed at you, and said, "This is for you, my child."
Pilate stood Jesus before the Jews - the people of which Jesus came to fulfill the promises to - and declared Jesus innocent, but the Jews wanted Him crucified. As they chanted,
"Crucify Him! Crucify Him!" Jesus glanced over, gazed at you, and said, "This is for you, my child."
Pilate handed Jesus over to be
flogged. Jesus walked over the stump and had his clothes ripped from Him. Suddenly, razors sliced into his back and ripped out. Again, blades dug into his back. Again. Again. Again. Red liquid spewed everywhere. Blood poured out in rivers from His back. As the pain nearly made Him unable to do so, He glanced over, gazed at you, and said, "This is for you, my child." because He needed you to know.
He was torn from the post and clothed in purple to be mocked. The soldiers
spat in his face. The blood soaked the cloth. He could hardly move as they thrust hateful words to Him. Jesus then glanced over, gazed at you, and said, "This is for you, my child."
The soldiers twisted thorns into a crown and shoved it into Jesus' head. As the thorns
dug into His skull, streams of scarlet ran into His eyes. In His mouth, the taste of iron as the blood poured in. At this moment, Jesus glanced over, gazed at you, and said, "This is for you, my child."
He carried the heaviest wooden posts to His death place, though He could barely walk. With every step, the
cumbrous cross pushed into the gaping wounds on his back from the previous lashing. Dirt flew into them as He grimaced in pain. Then He glanced over, gazed at you, and said, "This is for you, my child."
Jesus approached Calvary. Once He arrived, they threw Him down and
drove nails into his hands. With each pound, blood spewed and the hole, larger. Then they moved to His feet. This perfect Savior received an agonizing, massive nail into his feet. It pierced each and every bone and vein. Then they stood Him up with ropes, as was custom, and dropped Him into the hole. Shrieks and shouts came from all around at the sight. And as blood dripped down and the King of Kings dangled there, with nearly all the clothes stripped from Him, He glanced over, gazed you, and said, "This is for you, my child."
Hours passed as He hung there - like a stocking on a hook. And in the last second, the one who held
all glory and all power to do whatever He wished, hung there, in unbearable pain. He glanced over, gazed at you, and said, "This is for you, my child."
He went down to
Hell to plunder the enemy of our souls. He took back all that was His. He went to the enemy's camp and shattered all chains. As Satan quivered and ran, Jesus glanced over, gazed at you, and said, "This is for you, my child."

Jesus tore the veil of the temple when He died (Matthew 27:50-51), but let me tell you something: He tore the veil of
you, the temple, when He died. (1 Corinthians 6:19). He loved you so much that He couldn't stand the separation. He died to remove the veil so that you and He could be together.

He cared for you so much that after this, He sent a
Helper for you, because He couldn't stand the thought of you being alone. (John 15:26) He also wasn't content with merely being able to hug you from the external, like all other humans; He wanted to hug you from the inside too. Jesus gave you the Holy Spirit because He loves you.
What is truth? God loves you - and it IS that Sunday school love.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

2 Corinthians 12:9

NIV - But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

NLT - Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

ISV - but he has told me, "My grace is all you need, because my power is perfected in weakness." Therefore, I will most happily boast about my weaknesses, so that the Messiah's power may rest on me.

is sufficient - arkei - provided
  • the grace has already been provided by Jesus himself for "If righteousness could be obtained through law, Christ died for nothing!" (Galatians 2:21) because grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:17)
power - dunamis - power for performing miracles; power consisting in or resting upon armies, forces, or hosts
  • He is the army for the armor of God is quite simply the characteristics that define Christ himself
weakness - astheneia - to restrain corrupt desires; to do things great and glorious; to bear trials and troubles
  • Weakness is not only bearing trials, it is the actual restraint of those corrupt desires. It is not only restraining corrupt desires, it is doing great and glorious things out of that! If we believe this verse and that His power is made perfect in our weakness, then we can certainly agree that weakness is great and glorious!
perfected - teleitai - to perform, execute, complete, fulfill; to pay
  • His power is completed in our weakness; our weakness shows his power like a child who has gotten a scrap and is in need of a band-aid - when the mother provides it, her true motherhood is shown.
gladly - ēdista - most sweetly; emphasizing an action done with full gladness (no regret or reservation)
  • teleitai gladness, not only telitai power.
May rest upon me - episkēnōsē - to pitch a tent upon; and then to dwell in or upon.
  • Once the work is done to pop the tent, it is dwelled it (def: to live or stay as a permanent resident; to reside)

Sorry, Self that I Can't Feed You More Sin

Self pity is a hole with a pile of leaves over it. It seems to be sturdy - who cares if you step on it? It wont hurt you - everyone else jumps in leaf piles. The colors and comfort of the leaves will make you feel better, right? But you never saw the hole. You jumped in, expecting comfort and peace but were left with lack of escape and an even bigger problem than you started with. You need someone to pull you out. They pull you out with a rope. Not with words that are going to feed your pride - words can't get you out of a hole. Not with a words telling you how great you are or how you deserve better - words can't get you out of a hole. They throw you a rope saying, "Come on up. We don't want you to suffer down their." Suffering. You suffer in self pity. It's not comforting. It's not going to make other people want to tell you awesome things about you. Its simply selfishness wrapped in pride and sugar coated with gluttony.

Jesus, when walking to the cross, did NOT say, "Oh, why me? I shouldn't have to do this. These people around me get every good thing and all the riches, and I get nothing. No one cares about me." He said things such as these: Phillipians 4:19 "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.", Colossians 3:11 " Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.", John 1:14 "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth".

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Isaiah 40:3

Why do we treat evangelism like it's a "when-convenient" scenario, when it's actually a "now-or-never" scenario? We need to wake up because not only are the "people around the world" perishing, the people in front of our faces are perishing. The "Now just isn't a good time" excuse doesn't work. Guess what: we serve the Author of time - every time is a good time. We serve the God in whom all things are good - every time is a good time. We serve a God who is never changing - every time is a good time.

Today, time stood still as my car spun out of control. I could have died. What did I think about during these moments? Did I think, "Now is just not a good time, God." ? No. In these few seconds, I thought to myself as my passenger yelled "Jesus, Jesus!", "Jesus, keep me here. I haven't told all of your  name and proclaimed 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' Keep me for I have been stagnant - I'm ready, now, to move."

Now IS a good time for Jesus said, "Go!"

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Matthew 28:18-20

Our great commission is the God-breathed, huge transition to provide ultimate ammunition after complete sin abolition calling for the full - out extradition and removal of opposition to the Spirit's inhibition of you're flesh's precondition saying Christ was sipmly a logian and never an actual patrician, therefore, requiring no submission to remove this malnutrition yet He chose the acquisition of your life, because its very definition lies within the proposition that is called the great commission.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

God Reigns

Freedom reigns because God is freedom, and God reigns.
Love reigns because God is love, and God reigns.
Grace reigns because God is grace, and God reigns.
Salvation reigns because God is salvation, and God reigns.
Peace reigns because God is peace, and God reigns.
Justice reigns because God is justice, and God reigns.
Mercy reigns because God is mercy, and God reigns.
Righteousness reigns because God is righteousness, and God reigns.
Joy reigns because God is joy, and God reigns.
Kindness reigns because God is kindness, and God reigns.
Beauty reigns because God is beauty, and God reigns.
God reigns because God is God, and forever shall He reign.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

God, The Father

As I cried, I had a vision. God cradled me in His arms1, 3 and rocked me back and forth to sooth my crying2, whilst catching my tears4. He sang me lullibies. And I was calmed.6

1 Deuteronomy 33:27 ~ The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!’
Psalm 34:15 ~ The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.
Psalm 37:23-24 ~ The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
Psalm 56:8 ~ Record my mistery; list my tears on your scroll - are they not in your record?
Zephaniah 3:17 ~ The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
Psalm 107:28-29 ~ Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Galatians 6:3

3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. - NIV
3 If you think you are too important to help someone, you are only fooling yourself. You are not that important. - NLT
3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is really nothing, he is only fooling himself. - ISV

We are fools to think we, by ourselves, are important. We are fools to think we, by ourselves, are needed. We are fools to think we, by ourselves, are worthy. We are fools to think we, by ourselves, are something. We, by our selves, are nothing.

He, by Himself, is importance. He, by Himself, is needed. He, by Himself, is worthy. He, by Himself, is something. Without Him we are nothing, for He, by Himself, is everything (Ecclesiastes 3:14).

Monday, September 26, 2011

Psalm 136:8&9

[To him who made]8 the sun to govern the day,
            His love endures forever.
9 the moon and stars to govern the night;
            His love endures forever.
--Psalm 136:8&9

The light rules over the darkness wheter it surrounds (day) or is surrounded by darkness (night); it is the light that governs and dominates because His love endures forever.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fight Fire with Water to Create Fire

Because we have the living water in us (John 7:38 - Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”); and people will be spending eternity in the "lake of fire" (Revelation 20:14); and our job is to "go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19); and "narrow the road that leads to life" (Mtthew 7:14), we are firefighters. We walk on a narrow path, surrounded by burning souls. With the living water, we spray the so that they may have life and join us on the path. We rescue the burnt from damnation to become burnt from righteousness.

Ephesians 6:13-17

Since "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights" (James 1:17a), the devil can have no piece of the armor. He is left bare with swings and whatever else he can gather for defense. We have the protection and the only withstanding weapons. We are the attackers, his attacks are a mere finger prick. He stands, bare, and we have the sword; let us charge and plunge. Let us "plunder Hell to populate Heaven." (Reinhard Bonnke)

Monday, September 5, 2011

John 12:24

"I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds."

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Psalm 37:4

Often we look at this verse and believe God giving us the desires of our heart refers to the present desires our heart holds when in actuality it means that God will give desires to our hearts. He will place desires into the depths of our hearts; HIS desires.

Colossians 3:23-24

When asked to do something, do it as if it is a command directly from Jesus for it is He we work for. Do it with the same sort of enthusiasm and humility because we get the PRIVILEGE to work for Jesus!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Break My Heart for What Breaks Yours

A person condemned to Hell walks by, and we're ok with that? A broken heart walks by, and we're ok with that? We figure, if they come, they come; if it's God's time, it's God's time. In Isaiah 6:8, God asks, "Whom shall I SEND?" Not who will stand and wait for people to come for me, but who can I send. Mark 16:15 - [Jesus] said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." GO, not wait around! So here I am, Lord send me.

Monday, August 15, 2011

1 Peter 5:10 (NASB)

You're my rock when I deserve quicksand, my everything when I deserve nothing, my vine when I deserve thistles, my love when I deserve hatred, my beauty when I deserve beastly, my peace when I deserve turmoil, my strenth when I deserve weakness, my joy when I deserve sorrow, my strong tower when I deserve ruins, my purification when I deserve pollution, my healer when I deserve affliction, my provider when I deserve taker, my prince when I deserve warlock, my bread when I deserve crumbs, my bright morning star when I deserve complete darkness, my comforter when I deserve corrupter, my consuming fire when I deserve ashes, my living water when I deserve mud, my eagle when I deserve buzzard, my shield when I deserve exposure, my truth when I deserve lies, my wisdom when I deserve stupidity, my way when I deserve wandering, and my life when I deserve death. Your mercy wipes out all that I deserve. Your grace gives me the perfection in exchange, for perfection You are and from Your son, therefore am I. Dear Great I Am, past has past and perfection has presented to this once disgusting creature. Your Princess now sings.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Revelation 4:8

& I will lift my eyes unto the hills, because everyday is an opportunity to cry out, "Holy." Not only through our words, but through our actions. The words speak through volume, but the actions speak through truth.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Matthew 6:34

Beginnings happen; endings happen. All are for the good; all for the better. Even when they hurt, the best is yet to come. Live FOR the future, but live IN the now. Being thankfully content is what we should desire through all.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Psalm 40:2

To and fro with no where to go,
here then gone, up then low,
the world falls short, everything leaves
for in the wind, branches fall off trees.
No leaf will fall from this vine,
for know, I do, You are my life line.
I will not look to the wind today,
for You are the rock in all that I say.
Only you are sturdy forever,
and this world will consume my life, never.
For you are the rock in which i stand,
all other ground is sinking sand.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

No words can ever surpass the peace found within The Word, as the previous verse exemplifies.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Will Follow You

Jesus doesn't just point the way, He leads the way. He not only TELLS us which way to go, He walks with us on the right path. When we start to turn, He holds and guides us, yet He only does so on the narrow path. With every step you take, the end gets nearer and the result, brighter. But, what separates Him from your average tour guide? Jesus not only points the way and leads the way, but He IS the way. John 14:6.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Luke 17:6

In Your name, mountains move;
Trembling, beneath Your feet.
If my faith resembles a mustard seed,
so to You I bow my knee,
these mountains will tremble beneath not only thee, but me.
Your lips expound the reasons.
Outward fire burning all,
because I asked, you see.
Your name, glorified,
because believe, I did, but all by Your strength.
For You, the One and Only,
through which all majesties, done.

Revelation 12:2

I feel cold, almost shaky, as tears fall down my face.
How could it happen again? Is there no love?
I'm hurt, my insides, appearing as overflowing crystals from my eyes.
I run dry as i long for more.
Peace is what I long for, an end to the morbid suffering.
What cause this pain?
Why am I at fault for this immense hurt?
I want it to be over, an end to all the pain.
Every night comes back stronger, more controlling.
I'm at the end of my rope. I can't take it any more!
This all needs to stop! I'm incapable of handling this by myself.
Suddenly, I belt it out, "I need you and I don't desire anything else in my life! I am broken; you are a cast. I am torn; you are a tailor. I am filth; you are bleach!"
Then silence. Thump, Thump, Thump.
I'm filling, growing love.
The feeling of wholeness throughout me.
It's happening again, the crystals are pouring out, only this time of joy.
My burdens are cast! I am free! No pinch of sadness inside! It's all gone!
You saved me from the world, from my filthy ways!
I owe EVERYTHING to you, I'll start with my life; it's Yours forever!
God, Christ, Love, Emmanuel, Lord, the Faithful Holy One, Savior, the way, the truth, Almighty, Majesty I am yours!
For I was lost but now am found; I was blind but now Ii see.
I see you, and my eyes will never turn. You saved my life.
i would be dead without you, dead in this world of sin.
Where hurt was all around me, where I thought of myself as worthless and a failure. You came for me.
Rescued me from death.
Rescued my life.
Rescued my talents.
Rescued me from depression.
Rescued me.

Our life, Not Our Own

We can make or break,
but the what is not ours.
We can live or die,
but the result is not ours.
We can shout or be silent,
but the cause is not ours.
We can love or hate,
but the act is not ours.
We can embrace or deny,
but the feelings are not ours.
We can fight or be beaten,
but the victory is not ours.
We can care or turn away,
but the outcome is not ours.
We can choose God or the Devil,
and the choice is ours.

James 1:5

The wise, old owl. Not the young owl, for wisdom comes with age. The owl exemplifies wisdom; sitting and listening in the light and talking in the darkness. An owl just watches, listens, and learns in the light; the Light is the only provider of wisdom. After listening in the light, the owl speaks in the darkness, and what does an owl say? Who. In the same way, when we are surrounded by darkness, the wisdom that we have been granted stops us and reminds us, who. Who is this life for, who is worthy, and who is more than anything we can ever say or do. In the ways of the wise, old owl, let us proceed.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

1 John 3:16

True love is saying what's best for one's spirit, not one's ego; for with spirit is life where as ego coincides with death.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Psalm 18:2

God is the ONLY certainty in this uncertain world. Though this temporary state of life may crumble all around us, we are on the Rock that can NEVER be moved or shaken. It is the only true peace amongst the storm. If in our entire lives God only revealed to us the fact that He is God, we would have enough knowledge to know that nothing else matters and we would be made whole. He is the only ultimate truth, and His word is the only complete revealer of it. There is no words that can be said that are true apart from words from the Bible. If we want to be speakers of the truth, we must be speakers of the Word; because apart from the Word, our lips speak folly.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Matthew 6:10

Heaven meets Earth during every step a believer takes. A glimpse of nature is Heaven on Earth. A newborn baby is Heaven on Earth. A smile is Heaven on Earth. Although seemingly cliche, complete truth resounds in these statements. Eternity with Jesus begins at salvation, not at death; therefore, walking with Him must be as if perfection surrounds, for Perfection does.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Romans 8:1

With conviction comes comfort, yet condemnation stands alone. When one feels condemned (def: sentenced to punishment), he/she chooses to believe that the freedom that God has provided cannot trump that of the devil's attempts to imprison. Guess what, God BOUGHT you with the Ultimate Price and nothing can withstand against what He wills, and He wills you free and in His arms. On the other had, when conviction happens, you release sins and errors in order to avoid harmful bondage. Although you have already been embraced by Jesus Christ and NOTHING can change that, you can horrifically be made as ineffective for the Kingdom as possible, and conviction occurs in order to prevent this idleness from occuring (for when one is saved, the devil's plan to destroy your life changes from doing all to prevent you from meeting Jesus to doing all to prevent you from leading others to the meeting). We must long for conviction and cast off condemnation, because our effectiveness and faith depend on it.

Friday, June 10, 2011

This is my Desire, Consume me Like a Fire.

Begins with one match, but a prior building was required. The bark allows quick flames to burst: a conference, words from God, etc. The kindling does just that, kindle (def: to cause to begin burning): worship, prayer, etc. The logs allow for a lengthy, steady burn: daily quiet time, secret prayer life, etc. The logs then turn to coals and create an ever burning fire. Sparks can fly out and cause the fire to rapidly spread; this ultimately being the goal. All parts necessary for the fire to ignite, but the match can only be provided by the Fire Himself. Caution must be used, however, for a fire, left untended, dies quickly.